Local savings in South Island


Service: 4, Quality: 3, Price: 5
Super Shed Christchurch
220 Pages Road, Bromley, New Zealand
The Super Shed is a recycling outfit run by the Christchurch City Council Refuse Department.  There is furniture, crockery, bike parts,... [more]

Contributed by: Woolfie, 17 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Haircuts for Haircuts
555 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
There are two branches of Haircuts for Haircuts, one in South City Mall, the other in Bush Inn Mall in Riccarton.  This is a... [more]

Contributed by: Em, 21 Oct 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Baker Boys Factory Shop
10 Helanca Ave, Wainoni, Christchurch, New Zealand
Baker Boys Factory Shop sells all the (seconds) 'bakery' items that places like Couplands sell. Example of pricing: 24 Savouries $4 12... [more]

Contributed by: V S (NZ), 10 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 1
Owaka 4 Square Supermarket
4 Overden St, Owaka, New Zealand
This is a family-owned store with some outside staff and everyone is just so very helpful and friendly - they always greet you with... [more]

Contributed by: Denise Leonard, 29 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
The Reading Bug
140 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
My family and I absolutely LOVE shopping at The Reading Bug!  The owners designed the store to be just what their daughters would love. ... [more]

Contributed by: Wonder Wife!, 9 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
VJ's Worn B4
7 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
This second hand clothing shop actually GIVES AWAY all their clothes once a year to make way for new stock.  They also donate some of their... [more]

Contributed by: Older and Wiser, 27 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Toffs Recycled Clothing
471 Princes St, New Zealand
This is a new shop that has opened at the north end of Princes Street in Dunedin. They sell clothing shoes, handbags, bed linen, curtains and... [more]

Contributed by: annie gryl, 4 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Lahmajou Company Ltd
Corner 26 Sandyford & Durham Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand
This pita bread bakery sells bags of seconds for $5.00. I bought several bags and have made mini pizzas for the freezer and will use the rest for... [more]

Contributed by: RoseWater, 18 Jul 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
ASB Bank
New Zealand, www.asb.co.nz/
My favourite Hidden Gem is... my bank! I recently discovered that ASB - and probably other banks too - have coffee machines onsite, free for the... [more]

Contributed by: Sophie Mcinnes, 17 Jan 2013


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Healthy Harvest
407 Springs Rd, Prebbleton, New Zealand, www.facebook.com/HealthyHarvestFruitAndVeges
This is a proper greengrocer, with a nice wide range set out around the store, minimal prepackaged bags, but not part of a supermarket or wider... [more]

Contributed by: Sophie Mcinnes, 14 Jan 2015